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Fig r e 35. Help survivor into boat by lifting him until body can
be bent at waist; grasp leg and pivot rest of body into boat.
posite side, places one arm in the boat and locks it
against the side. He then grasps the top of the side with
his other hand, lifts his leg on the same side as the arm
in the boat and hooks the foot inside the boat. (See fig.
36.) As the next swell lifts the boat, he pulls with the
arm and leg in the boat, kicks down with the foot in
the water, and rolls into the boat. The other survivor
then boards the same way.
34. ENEMY STRAFING. Enemy aircraft may strafe the
boat. Because of its high speed, the airplane's attack
will be brief. Bullets from low-flying airplanes either
ricochet off the water or penetrate no more than 24
inches below the surface. Hence, all who are physically
able should go overboard prior to attack and bob under
the water 24 inches. IE sails are set, lower them or boat
will sail away by herself. Another defense is to swim
away from boat at right angles to airplane's line of
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